Knowing he'd gone through a difficult divorce—one he didn't really want—I was pleased when he immediately introduced me to his new girlfriend, Carol. Andy and Carol turned to one another and began mumbling something indecipherable for what seemed to be an eternity.
In my zeal to find out as much about Andy's good fortune as possible I innocently asked: "So, how'd you two meet? Realizing I stepped into something awkward I thought to myself: OMG they met in prison; or on a street corner.
No need to drop a pound or two and drag yourself to a Happy Hour or a meet-up group.In the not too distant past there was a time when you had to mail a letter and wait two or three days to hear something; there was a time when you had to get off your ass and drive somewhere. I know online dating is necessary in our crazy fast-paced world; I, too, think it beats the bar scene; and I know your friend the tax attorney may not be able to fix you up until tax season is over; just sayin: I knew there was something disturbing about the Jetsons.So the "bar scene" is the only alternative to online dating you can think of?Nope; just a couple of taps on your keyboard and presto: Janine appears on your screen to tell you that she loves to laugh, isn't needy, loves her children more than life itself, and can find time to fit you into her mind-boggling schedule.Online dating is also faster than waiting for your best friend to fix you up with her cousin, or someone from her yoga class.Folks used to be embarrassed to admit using those ads, too.It was an admission that their own personal radiance wasn't enough to bring suitors flocking as they walked down the street. As a woman who lives in a rural town, dating sites offer me the opportunity to find men from the cultures that I find most appealing.Whether you are looking for a life partner, or just someone to hang out with.It's interactive, safe and anonymous - until you decide to take it further.Post a reasonably attractive picture, sell your life's resume, and wait for the solicitations to pour in.A few e-mails and a telephone call or two will allow your personality to work for you—a real plus.